Tuesday, September 11, 2012

China Buzz

China Buzz

Japan warned not to make wrong decision over Diaoyu Islands

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 01:14 AM PDT

Japan warned not to make wrong decision over Diaoyu Islands

During a brief meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Russia on Sunday, Chinese President Hu Jintao urged Japan to not make the wrong decision over Diaoyu Islands.

Amid escalating tensions between the two countries, Japanese government was reported on Sept. 5 to have confirmed a “purchase plan” to buy three islands of the islet group in East China Sea from so-called private Japanese owners with 2.05 billion yen.

Hu raised objections to the “purchase plan”, when meeting Noda for only 15 minutes on the sidelines of the Submit.

“It is illegal and invalid for Japan to buy the islands via any means. China firmly opposes it,” he told Noda.

Hu also made clear of China’s unswerving determination and will to defend its territorial sovereignty, and warned Japan to be fully aware of the severity of the situation.

The Japanese Prime Minister expressed hope in developing a mutually beneficial, strategic relationship with China and spoke about his plans to deal with current relations from a comprehensive perspective,” according to the China Post.

It is the second informal meeting between the leaders of the two nations at the international conferences in two years. Since September in 2010 when two Japanese coast guard patrol boats collided with a Chinese fishing trawler in waters off Diaoyu Islands, the relationship of the neighbors has deteriorated. Last month after Japan detained a group of Hong Kong activists, the tensions over the islands and Chinese public anger against Japan flared up.

It was reported Japan’s earlier request to hold an official talk with China at the APEC was rejected by Chinese side.

Massive protests end after HK government drops plan on national education

Posted: 09 Sep 2012 11:50 PM PDT

Massive protests end after HK government drops plan on national education

HONG Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced on September 8 that the three-year trial period to make “moral and national education” a compulsory subject in local schools would no longer be imposed.

The schools are allowed to decide when and how they would like to introduce the moral and national education, he said.

The decision came after two months of mass protests and hunger strikes from local students, teachers and parents, and ahead of elections for a new legislature on Sunday.

The moral and national education course that Hong Kong government planned to introduce in primary and secondary schools two months ago was seen as an attempt to brainwash Hong Kong children with Chinese Communist Party propaganda from Beijing.

As mass demonstrations against the controvasial classes continued, the city’s leader Leung was forced to call off his first overseas trip to the APEC summit in Vladivostok, Russia. Rumor said that Leung was ordered to stay in Hong Kong to deal with the trouble as Beijing was unhappy about it.

Leung’s climbdown was cheered by the netizens from the mainland too, who had sent their supports to Hong Kong compatriots across web sphere for their protests over brashwashing education imposed by the CCP, though none of Chinese media in mainland was seen making a tiny piece of report about it.

Gan Lulu performs songs at latest activity in Central China

Posted: 07 Sep 2012 06:52 PM PDT

Gan Lulu performs songs at latest activity in Central China

On Sept. 7, 2012, Gan Lulu raised eyebrows again hitting a show in Wuhan city, central China’s Hubei province, with a strange armor dress.

The infamous model turned to singing on Friday night. She performed five songs in an aspiring mood, which however was believed to be lip syncing later.

While she was singing, Gan even came down off the stage to interact with audience, causing quite a stir.

Gan’s mother, who helped Gan earn overnight fame by posting a video of her naked in the shower to the internet, has been sticking beside Gan. The mother described herself a manager of Gan, but for most of Chinese netizens, a “pimp” to her daughter should be a more accurate description.

Check out more photos of Gan Lulu in revealing armor dress below.

Gan Lulu performs songs at latest activity in Central China

Gan Lulu performs songs at latest activity in Central China

Li Bingbing unveils her wax figure in Hong Kong

Posted: 07 Sep 2012 05:41 PM PDT

Actress Li Bingbing unveiled her wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong on Sept. 6, 2012, the day after Li promoted her first Hollywood movie in the city.

Li appeared excited at the unveiling ceremony, and readily posed with her wax figure and kissed it too in front of cameras.

It was reported she would have the other wax figure to be exhibited at the Madame Tussauds in Shanghai.

Recently, the 39-year-old actress has reached another height of her career. She co-stars along with Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element) and Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar) in the fifth installment of the game-to-film “Resident Evil” franchise, and successfully brought Ada Wong, the famous character of the video game, to life.

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